The course of Unemployment and Reemployment since 1990, 4th Wave of the Panel on the Course of Employment, 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hahn, Toni
  • Körner, Helmut
  • Schön, Gerhard
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Beschäftigungsentwicklung
Publication Date
  • psydata - Institut fuer Marktforschung und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • Abstract

    Analysis of the course of structures of hiring, values and conduct in connection with changes in the employment status of the respondent. Coping with unemployment and reemployment in the context of family and partner situation. Topics: Importance of selected areas of life such as work, residence, democracy, environment, leisure time, family, friends, income, religion, social security; need for qualification; chances in employment life; satisfaction with individual areas of life before the turning point and currently; subjective classification of social class (top-bottom scale) before the turning point and currently; hopes and fears; interest in politics; goals to be sought in politics (scale); concern regarding the economic development, one's own economic situation, the environment, peace, the influx of applicants for political asylum, the growing together of east and west, crime, European unification; trust in parties regarding the fight against unemployment; interest in politics; general life feeling (scale); reasons to go to work; financial situation; financial reserves; utilization of welfare and feeling about this; possibilities to confront unemployment in the new states; primary causes for unemployment; contacts with friends and acquaintances and changes since the turning point; change of family atmosphere and reasons for this; goals in life; party membership; party sympathy; general contentment with life; responsible employment office; number of persons in household of working age; composition of household income; employment even with financial independence; content of occupation; activities outside of employment; part-time work; utilization of unpaid vacation; prospects for the future; unemployment, ABM {job-creation measure}, retraining/further education, early retirement/pension, second occupation, short time work in the last 12 months. Supplemental form for unemployed: frequency and length of unemployment; length of further education or retraining; time expended for search for work; number of applications and reasons for rejections; job possibilities in the west; prospects to find a suitable position; most successful path for the search for work; conditions for acceptance of a new job; personal effects of unemployment and support through partner; effects of unemployment on children; importance of finding a new job rapidly. Supplemental questions for reemployed: time of reemployment; length and frequency of unemployment; status of current employment; comparison of occupation with that before the turning point; safety of job; place of work; effects of unemployment on children. Supplemental form for partners: importance of selected areas of life such as work, residence, democracy, environment, leisure time, family, friends, income, religion, social security; safety of job; occupational training degrees; satisfaction with selected areas of life; financial security; unemployment of partner; evaluation of prospects for a new job for partner; support for partner in dealing with the situation as unemployed; hopes and fears; interest in politics; goals to be sought in politics (scale); primary cause for unemployment; party sympathy; goals in life; change in family atmosphere and reasons for this; effects of unemployment on children; unemployment, ABM {job-creation measure}, retraining / further education, early retirement / pension, second occupation, short time work in the last 12 months; general contentment with life.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    East Berlin
Sampled Universe
Sample of unemployed and participants in further education and retraining based on the data of June 1993 of all employment office areas. Additionally the partners and a comparison group of employed were interviewed.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1235
Further studies on "The course of unemployment and reemployment since 1990" are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6306, 6660, 6661.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6662 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22